Our team is a who’s who of travel in the Mekong region. Company Director Kulikar Sotho has more than 20 years of experience in in the region, including guiding, tour leading and arranging the impossible for film-makers and television stars such as Gordon Ramsay and Angelina Jolie. Lonely Planet author Nick Ray is the Product Director and has spent two decades exploring the region for guidebooks, travel companies and film and television productions. Add to this a talented, committed and passionate team of management and staff and you have one of the most experienced teams in Asia.
Sotho TanManaging Director
Sotho established Hanuman back in 1990, in the early days of tourism, having worked as one of the first tour guides in post-war Cambodia. Fluent in French and English, she oversaw the transformation of Hanuman into the success story it is today. She remains actively involved, looking after the French and European markets. Her passion is the arts and Hanuman Fine Arts is a showcase for the finest collection of artefacts in Cambodia. She is also the inspiration behind Montra Nivesha, Angkor’s Boutique Residence.
Kulikar SothoExecutive Director
Kulikar's first job in travel was organizing 7500 United Nations peacekeepers in Cambodia in the early 1990s. Today she is Executive Director of Hanuman and oversees the continued growth of the company. She's also head of Hanuman Films and is involved in producing feature films and documentaries in the Mekong Region, working as Line Producer for Tomb Raider and escorting celebrities like Gordon Ramsay around Cambodia. She debuted as a film director on The Last Reel, which won several international awards, including the Spirit of Asia Award at the Tokyo International Film Festival 2014. Michael Moore awarded it the Founder's Grand Prize at the Traverse City Film Festival 2016. Her second feature film was Beyond The Bridge in 2016.
Nick RayCompany Advisor
After working as a journalist and tour leader, Nick hooked up with Lonely Planet in 1998 and has since worked on more than 50 guidebooks, including titles on Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. He also leads and lectures on tours for leading travel companies and organisations, including Harvard Business School Alumni and Young Presidents’ Organisation. He also works as a location scout and manager for the world of television and film, including Tomb Raider, Top Gear Vietnam and countless documentaries for the BBC and National Geographic. Nick continues to explore new destinations in the region and has recently been to Putao and Mogok in Myanmar, motorbiked 'The Loop in Central Laos and spotted gibbons in the Seima Protected Forest in Northeast Cambodia.
Andy BrouwerProduct & Communications
Cheltenham-born and bred, he made his first trip to Cambodia in 1994. That white-knuckle ride hooked him for life. He upped sticks to Phnom Penh in 2007 after more than thirty years in Banking back in the UK to join Hanuman. As well as having a serious interest in temples, books (he’s the editor of the guidebook To Cambodia With Love), and pretty much all things Khmer, he is a lifetime supporter of Leeds United and has an insatiable passion for the music of Steel Pulse and Ennio Morricone. His website http://www.andybrouwer.co.uk details his extensive interests. Andy also works as a production coordinator with Hanuman Films.
Samantha Uoy (Sam)Senior Sales Specialist
Phnom Penh born, Samantha graduated from university with a Bachelor degree in hotel management. She has experience in reception, guest relations and reservations at different hotels before spending two years with Hanuman. After leaving to join another travel agency, she returned to Hanuman’s sales team at the end of 2018. Samantha is married with a daughter/boy and free time, love traveling, listening to music and like dancing.
Bonnary Hang (Nary)Sales Manager
When I was young, I dreamed of being a doctor but later I found myself I love with travelling so after graduating from High School, I chose to major in Tourism at the National University of Management. Ecotourism destinations are my favorite place to visit where I feel at one with nature. During my career I have learned a lot from this industry and feel proud to be a part of supporting local people, communities and bringing guests from around the world to visit Cambodia. Hanuman Travel was the first company that I started to work in Operations many years ago before working with other leading travel companies. I remember the first familiarisation trip that I joined was to Mondulkiri Province. Many years have since passed and I have come back to where I belong again with a new challenge.
Vongthearin PrakSenior Sales Specialist
I grew up in Phnom Penh and developed a taste for travel when I first visited Siem Reap and the Temples of Angkor for a university study tour. I studied French at the prestigious IFL (Institute of Foreign Languages). After graduating, I worked for a number of leading travel companies in Cambodia and have had the opportunity to explore every corner of the Kingdom. My career included 7 years in Sales team at Hanuman from 2012-2019. I love Siem Reap thanks to its rich heritage and culture and I like to link Siem Reap and Battambang via the famous Prek Toal Bird Sanctary and the beautiful Sangker River. The rivers and waterfalls of Koh Kong are my favourite spot as they offer cooler climes, green vistas and abundant nature.
Daran RunOperations Manager
I have long experience in Customer Services with different field including hospitality, telecoms and wellness during my university life. After graduating in English for International Business, I have moved to airline industry with Cathay Pacific in 2013 as the Duty Airport Operation Manager. As a team under my leadership, Siem Reap International Airport won several awards among more than 200 destinations in Cathay Pacific network. More recently, I moved to Cambodia Japan Cooperation Center as the Business Management Deputy Manager mainly respond for the business networking and the Entrepreneurship Programs in 2020. Thanks to my passion for the tourism industry, I started with Hanuman Travel as the Operations Manager since 2022.
Toeun VaoIT Manager
Toeun Vao graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from Norton University. Toeun Vao is a Senior Web Developer at Aii Language Center. Aii Language Center is one of the biggest English Language Schools in Cambodia with over 10,000 students, 2,000 staff and over 50,000 alumni. Toeun Vao has also worked as a Web and IT Manager at Campool Lottery for 3 years and as an IT Manager at Tonle Radio for 5 years. Toeun Vao has been at Hanuman and comes with considerable experience in the IT industry. He is currently in the midst of modernizing the IT infrastructure of the company.
Meun ReaksmeySenior Operations Officer, Siem Reap
Reaksmey joined Hanuman's operations team in Siem Reap in 2018, after extensive experience in the tourism industry at two of temple town's best known hotels, a stint in ticketing with Bangkok Airways, working at a couple of NGOs, in real estate and time spent in operations at a high level tour agency. He was born in Battambang, though spent over ten years in a refugee camp on the Thai-Cambodian border as a child before moving to Siem Reap after his studies. He is married with one daughter and enjoys keeping fit and reading when he has free time.
Chamrong SokOperations Supervisor
Chamrong, meaning "living in peace," and I was born in the peaceful countryside of Cambodia. When I was young, I used to dream about exploring the world once I grew up. After I graduated from High School, I studied Tourism and Hotel Management and after graduation I started to work in the tourism industry, Since early 2023, I started my journey with Hanuman Travel as a key player in the Operations Department thanks to my long experience in this role with many of the leading travel companies in Cambodia.